EVA FERNANDEZ

Eva was born in Toronto, Canada and lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. Fernandez completed a Master of Arts (Creative Arts) in 2002 at Edith Cowan University and is currently studying a PhD (Philosophy). She has been a practicing artist for over two decades, working across digital-based media, installation and a variety of other mediums.

Fernandez’s practice is concerned with the exploration and negotiation of the space which she inhabits in context to its complex historical legacy and cultural dynamics of colonialism and how these resonate in contemporary Australia.  

Her current research examines her pluralistic identity, as she negotiates cultural dislocation in context to contemporary issues of global displacement, specifically Spanish Diaspora in the 20th century, as the child of post Spanish Civil War immigrants. 

Much of her practice includes construction of complex installations of symbolically laden objects, flora and fauna, creating contemporary still-life’s, referencing past art and histories, in order to subtly critique ideologies of the past and present.  

She has had several solo exhibitions and been invited to exhibit her work nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in numerous institutional and private collections.   

Educational background

2019 Doctor of Philosophy (enrolled in first year)
2002 Masters of Creative Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
1996 Diploma of Applied Science – Photography, Central Institute of Technology, Perth, WA
1992 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Photography, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW

Selected solo exhibitions

(2009-2019)2018 A rare bird in the lands, Turner Galleries, Perth, WA
2018 Re-Imagined Railways, Midland Junction Art Centre, Midland, WA
2016 Heresy to Heredity, Pakenham Street Art Space, Fremantle, WA
2013 Anonymous Sculptures, Midland Atelier, Midland, WA
2012 Tilt, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross, WA
2011 (terra) australis incognita, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle, WA

Selected group exhibitions in WA

(2009-2019)2019 The Botanical: Beauty and Peril, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA
2018 TILT Retrospective, Heathcote Gallery and Museum, WA
2018 Antipodean Encounters, Midland Junction Art Centre, WA
2018 Dark Swan, Pakenham Street Art Space, Fremantle, WA
2018 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle WA
2018 Minawarra Art Award, Armadale, WA
2017 Stations of the Cross, Westley Uniting Church, Perth WA
2017 The Space Between Us, Gallery 25, Edith Cowan University, WA
2016 The Space Between Us, Bunbury Museum, Bunbury WA
2016 Makers and Machines, Mundaring Art Centre, WA
2015 No Second Prize, Gallery Central, Perth, WA
2015 Still Life, Extraordinary, everyday, Mundaring Art Centre, WA
2015 Minawarra Art Award, Armadale, WA
2015 Home and Housed, Spectrum Art Space, ECU, M Lawley WA
2014 PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA
2014 Eggtooth Spectrum Gallery ECU
2014 The swords of Damocles, Art Collective, Perth, WA
2014 Florid, Turner Galleries, Perth WA
2014 Beautiful Vermin, Gallery Central, Perth WA
2013 PCP 21 Years, Perth Centre for Photography, WA
2013 PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA
2012 + 2011 Fremantle Print Awards, Fremantle Arts Centre
2012 Assemblage, The Gallery – Ellenbrook WA
2012 Divergence, Atelier, Midland Railway Workshops, Midland WA
2012 Sixth Sense, Central Galley, Perth, WA2012 est. Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
2011 Heroes or Villains? Old Court House Museum, Perth WA
2011 Wildflower Bouquets, Holmes a Court Gallery, Cowaramup WA
2011, 2010, 2009,2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002 - Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Joondalup, WA
2011 Turner Galleries, East End Gallery, Perth, WA
2011 Mid West Art Award, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA
2010 Diagram, Junction Gallery, Midland, WA
2009 Transient States, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth WA

Selected group exhibitions national and international (2009-2018)

2019 Invitation to Johannesburg & Capetown Art Fair, South Africa
2018 The Spaces Between Us, Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick, Ireland
2015 I am, you are, we are, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne, VIC
2014 Where lies the Land, Marshall Arts Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2014 Florid, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, VIC
2012 Manifestations of Now, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

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